Diocese of Beverley

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Diocese of Beverley
Dioecesis Beverlacensis
The former Roman Catholic Diocese of Beverley.gif
Location
Country England
Territory Most of Yorkshire
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 29 September 1850
Cathedral Firstly: St George's, York
Secondly: St Wilfrid's, York
Patron saints The Blessed Virgin Mary
and St John of Beverley

The Diocese of Beverley is an historical diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in England. It took its name after the town of Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire, although the episcopal see was located in the city of York. The diocese was established in 1850 and was replaced by two dioceses in 1878. It was resurrected as a titular see in 1969.

History[edit]

The Apostolic Vicariate of the Yorkshire District was created out of the Northern District on 11 May 1840.[1] As its name implied, it comprised most of the Yorkshire area.[1]

On the restoration of the hierarchy in England and Wales by Pope Pius IX, the Yorkshire District was elevated to the Diocese of Beverley on 29 September 1850.[2][3] The pro-cathedral was located first at St George's, York,[4] and then at St Wilfrid's, York.[5] Twenty-eight years later, the diocese was suppressed on 20 December 1878 and its area was divided into the dioceses of Leeds[2] and Middlesbrough.[6]

The titular see of Beverley (latine: Beverlacum; Latin: Beverlacensis) was resurrected by the Roman Catholic Church in 1969.[7][8] The current titular bishop is the Right Reverend John Hine who serves as an Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Southwark.[9][10]

List of Ordinaries[edit]

Vicar Apostolic of the Yorkshire District[edit]

Vicar Apostolic of the Yorkshire District[2][8]
From Until Incumbent Notes
1840 1850 John Briggs,
Titular Bishop of Trachis
Formerly Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District (1836–1840). Appointed Vicar Apostolic of the Yorkshire District on 3 July 1840. Became the first Bishop of Beverley on 29 September 1850 when the Yorkshire District became the Diocese of Beverley.[11]
In 1850, the district changed its name when it was elevated to diocese status.

Diocesan Bishops of Beverley[edit]

Bishops of Beverley[2][8]
From Until Incumbent Notes
1850 1860 John Briggs Formerly Vicar Apostolic of the Yorkshire District (1840–1850). Appointed Bishop of Beverley on 29 September 1850. Retired on 17 September 1860 and died on 4 January 1861.[11]
1861 1878 Robert Cornthwaite Appointed Bishop of Beverley on 3 September 1861 and consecrated on 10 November 1861. Translated to the newly formed bishopric of Leeds on 20 June 1878.[12]
In 1878, the title was suppressed and replaced by the bishoprics of Leeds and Middlesbrough

Titular Bishops and Archbishops of Beverley[edit]

Titular Bishops and Archbishops of Beverley[7][8]
From Until Incumbent Notes
1969 1999 Achille Marie Joseph Glorieux Appointed Titular Archbishop of Beverley on 19 September 1969 and consecrated on 9 November 1969. Served as Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Syria (1969–1973) and Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Egypt (1973–1984). Died on 27 September 1999.[13]
1999 2001 Titular see vacant
2001 present John Franklin Meldon Hine Appointed Titular Bishop of Beverley and Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark on 26 January 2001 and consecrated on 27 February 2001.[9][10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brady 1876, The Episcopal Succession, volume 3, p. 341.
  2. ^ a b c d Diocese of Leeds at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 14 August 2011.
  3. ^ Brady 1876, The Episcopal Succession, volume 3, p. 396.
  4. ^ "The Full History of St George’s Church". St George’s Catholic Church, York. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Church History". St. Wilfrid's Catholic Church in York. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Diocese of Middlesbrough at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 14 August 2011.
  7. ^ a b Beverlacum (Titular See) at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 14 August 2011.
  8. ^ a b c d "Titular Episcopal See of Beverley". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  9. ^ a b Bishop John Franklin Meldon Hine at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 14 August 2011.
  10. ^ a b "Our Bishops". Archdiocese of Southwark. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  11. ^ a b Bishop John Briggs at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 14 August 2011.
  12. ^ Bishop Robert Cornthwaite at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 14 August 2011.
  13. ^ Archbishop Achille Marie Joseph Glorieux at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 14 August 2011.

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